Two years ago, our family was introduced to Schleich animal figures while I was a member of the TOS Crew.
I think I had seen Schleich products in stores before, like our local farm stores in town, and possibly at Target when we were out of town.
This summer, we were pleased to receive a new shipment of Schleich animal figures to enjoy and review, again as a part of the TOS Crew.
Once again, the girls were excited to see such nice products arrive for our family. My older daughter is a bit too old to "play" with toys like this; she actually hasn't played with toys for years and years now, except for items like wooden shields and swords that my husband has made for the girls (and for boys who come over to visit!). She's the bookworm and musician...
However, the two girls enjoyed reenacting and playing with the animal figures for some time. And, they have treasured status as staying out on their very small table in their bedroom.
Schleich figures are more expensive than the average "dollar store" figures.
However, one close look at Schleich's products will quickly show you why their products cost more than the average little plastic figures found anywhere.
Schleich's animal figurines and imaginative playworlds have had the original mold "precision engineered" by a German master craftsman who works on the finest details for up to six weeks. After the figures have been manufactured using the precision molds, they are all painted by hand. Each toy is unique, durable, and safe for your children.
Over 500 items are available to view at the Schleich website: www.schleich-s.com
Schleich has three main categories for their figurines:
World of Nature:
The prices for Schleich figurines will vary depending on the size of the item and from where you purchase them. They can range from $3.00 to $30.00 or possibly more.
My adult Sunday Bible study group at church wanted to bless missionary friends of ours who were going to be traveling across the country to a new assignment for the next couple of years. This dear family has five children, and because of their frequent moves from place to place and country to country to country, they are very selective about which toys they purchase and keep for their children.
When they were living in Germany a number of years ago, they discovered Schleich toys, and they decided that these would be fine to keep and travel with because of their high quality. Our adult class at church purchased a number of Schleich animal and dinosaur figures for them before they moved back east, so that during the trip, the children would have little gifts to unwrap and enjoy along the way.
When I went through the checkout line, the checker started scanning the Schleich animals and said, "Wow - I didn't know that a plastic cow could cost $5.00!"
I told him about the products, explained who they were for, and why we were purchasing high quality toys that wouldn't take up tons of room in a backpack or on a plane. He thought that it was a great idea, and he did agree that the Schleich toys were much better quality than anything he'd seen in quite some time.
If you'd like to take a look at Schleich's 178-page catalog, you may view it below. Schleich figurines are often sold at Fred Meyer, Target, and Toys "R" Us, as well as farm supply stores and other places. They are a great idea for Christmas gifts, especially for children who have been taught to take care of their toys. Ours will be handed down to our grandchildren - their quality is that nice.
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